Monday, January 24, 2011
Was there any chess event held in Malaysia last weekend? The answer is YES, just that GiLoCatur and family did not take part in any. At Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Damansara (SKBD), an age-group chess tournament, also referred as the 3rd KL Junior, for primary school children had been organized by MSSWP. Meanwhile, at the Penang Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a chess team event was held yesterday and the day before.
More than 50 chess teams had participated in the 7-round chess event comprise of young and veteran Malaysian chess players. That means at least 200 chess players were participating since a team consists of four to five participants.
SO, how's the results?
The team with the name of "We'll think of a name later" had emerged on top after winning 6 games and drew one. The team that has an average rating of 1938 is led by Marcun Chan. His other three team mates are Abdullah Che Hassan, Nik Ahmad Farouqi, and Kamaluddin Yusof aka Abang Bro. What a very balanced and strong chess team in the eyes of GiLoCatur. They are are also among Malaysian active chess players who participate in many many local chess tournaments. The reward for the champion is RM 1,000 plus medal. Syabas and Tahniah to them!
A team named INSANITY which comprises of Malaysian teenage chess players is placed second. The team led by NM Evan T. Capel only lost once in the fifth round to the eventual winner. The third place went to a team of 1980's MSSM players after securing 11 match points from 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat.
Abdullah Che Hassan
note: All the above photos are from GiLoCatur's collection during the recent 17ChessClub Open event.